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Hug a Sheep Day

So today is International Hug a Sheep Day.  It is also the day Tom and I independently decided this would be sheep fall maintenance day.  So today we caught 32 of our sheep, trimmed their hooves, wormed them and checked their condition.  We also sheared three of them.  I think we were showing them love by providing care to try to keep the sheep healthy and happy.  So it is kind of like hugging them.  I do not think they agree.

tanya in sheep chair

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Turkey Day

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So while I was running around today getting a mammogram, visiting my grandmother, demonstrating goat milking, getting a dead laptop fixed, and going to the chiropractor, Tom brought our three turkeys to the butcher.  Yesterday I had gently walked them into a pen and this morning convinced them to go into large kennels.  We loaded the kennels on the mule and then into the truck.  Tom brought them in and eventually came home with them in plastic bags.  One was 21 #, one was 28# and one was more than the 30# limit of their scale.  Here is the 21# bird all cooked up.

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And here is our all-farm-raised turkey dinner.

farm turkey dinner

It was really good.

 

PS  While I was with my grandmother and on the way home, I was focused on the news of the shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School.  It is incredibly sad and scary. I wish the very best for the families affected.

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